In the United States, employment discrimination based on national origin and citizenship status is strictly prohibited by the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). The Department of Justice’s Immigrant and Employee…Continue Reading Immigrant and Employee Rights at the Department of Justice – National Origin and Citizenship Discrimination
Please join GT attorneys for a fast-paced presentation on U.S. labor and employment law designed to provide practical advice about what you can and can’t do with your U.S. labor…Continue Reading Aug. 17 EVENT | What Every Non-U.S. Employer Should Know About U.S. Employment Law
UPDATE: On May 10, 2023, Gov. DeSantis signed SB 1718 into law.
Florida may soon enact significant legislation relating to immigration, HB 1617/SB 1718. The bill…Continue Reading E-Verify: Florida Senate Passes Bill Requiring State Employers With 25 or More Employees to Use Platform Effective July 1
In March 2023, U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) reintroduced the “H-1B and L-1 Visa Reform Act.” This proposed legislation, which has gone through various iterations since…Continue Reading Proposed Changes to H-1B and L-1 Visa Programs
On March 10, 2023, U.S. Citizens and Immigration Services (USCIS) provided clarification on the 60-day grace period offered to nonimmigrant workers who have been terminated or who have resigned from…Continue Reading USCIS Clarifies Start Date for Maximum 60-Day Grace Period Following Termination of Employment
DHS has announced additional guidance and protocols related to protecting workers involved in worksite investigations.
Continue Reading DHS Announces Additional Guidance to Worksite Enforcement Initiatives Announced in 2021 – New Authority to Grant Employment Authorization and Deferred Status to Certain Vulnerable Employees
On April 27, 2021, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it was reinstating its guidance to immigration officers to defer to prior nonimmigrant petition approvals when adjudicating…
Continue Reading USCIS Issues Guidance Reinstating Deference Policy for Prior Approved Nonimmigrant Petitions
With the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the U.S., employers have had to face unprecedented issues impacting continued business operations. As time passes, some employers in those…
Continue Reading COVID-19 Immigration Considerations for Employers
The Department of State (DOS) December 2018 Visa Bulletin shows some movement in employment-based categories. The EB-1 category will advance three months in all countries, with China and India advancing…
Continue Reading December 2018 Visa Bulletin Updates